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Same-sex couples will have to wed to keep health benefits

...couples utilizing the state's health benefits plan to inform them of the changes, reported the Alaska Dispatch News.Board Chairman Mike Williams said the board's decision is part of an effort to "treat all couples the same now."Williams said...
Juneau service agency struggles to stay open

...nonprofit Southeast Alaska Guidance Association is also in the process of moving from its main shop and office.Acting board chairman Matt Smith said members are fighting to keep the agency running, but he doesn't know if it will be operating after...
SEAGLA awarded $5,000 grant

...SEAGLA in a press release. Another $500 gift was donated by Julie Shapiro and Shelly Cohen of Seattle.SEAGLA's Board chairman Jeff Rogers and his partner, board member James Hoagland, received the award Dec. 5 in Anchorage."This organization...
Quiet ceremony concludes Sealaska land transfer after years of work

...Clarence Jackson, had passed away.Former Sealaska board chairman Albert Kookesh said he was grateful for the opportunity...of the total area of the Tongass National Forest. Board Chairman Joseph Nelson said they needed to maintain the idea...
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...within the next 30 days.The decisions came right before a board meeting scheduled for today in Anchorage. Remaining board chairman and former state Attorney General John Burns and board members Dave Cruz, a construction company owner from Palmer...
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Eaglecrest officials weigh in on incentives, refunds and the remainder of the year

...coping" with a disappointing ski season."This year, Mother Nature's done an about face on us," Eaglecrest board Chairman Mike Stanley said.Stanley told committee members that the ski area had opened a mere 30 days this season due to...
AGDC board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...board to not sign such agreements in a bid to have the board operate more transparently.At a meeting Thursday, board chairman John Burns said he had asked the corporation's attorney and state attorney general to analyze the impact on the...
Board chairman: Courts to blame for election map problems

Alaska Redistricting Board Chairman John Torgerson criticized the Alaska Supreme Court for how it handled its involvement in drawing new state election maps in a speech...
Eaglecrest to begin search for new director soon

...manager. Kirk Duncan resigned last month to take on a leadership role with the city's Public Works department. Board chairman Wayne Stevens said its human resources committee will begin advertising in the next couple days, seeking applicants...
Docks and Harbors board divided on memorial

...recommend to the Assembly for the movement (or non-movement) of the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial. Board Chairman Kevin Jardell came up with a motion to recommend the Assembly to leave it where it is - but leave some room for flexibility...


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